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UK’s wind parks produce 4.45% of all power on Aug 14


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    August 15 (Renewables Now) - With 22,247 MWh generated, wind accounted for 4.45% of the electricity generation in the UK on August 14.

    Overall electricity generation for the day stood at 500,042 MWh, data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo) shows.

    Generation data per power source is available in the table below.

    Power source Power generation in MWh Share in %
    Biomass 53,185 10.64
    Coal 0 0.00
    Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) 294,189 58.83
    Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) 540 0.11
    Nuclear 111,754 22.35
    Oil 0 0.00
    Pumped storage hydro 4,020 0.80
    Other hydro (NPSHYD) 4,254 0.85
    Wind 22,247 4.45
    Other 9,853 1.97

    On August 12, wind accounted for 7.20% of the electricity generation in the UK, with 45,303 MWh produced. A day later, the share reached 7.39% as wind turbines generated 42,033 MWh.

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